• Progressive Nation 2008 (Dream Theater, Opeth) - Oakland - May 3rd, 2008

    17 Jul 2008, 22:56 by jukkakhan

    Headlining: Dream Theater
    Also Featuring: Opeth, Between the Buried and Me, & 3
    Date: May 3rd, 2008
    Location: Oakland
    Venue: Paramount Theatre
    Tour: Progressive Nation 2008

    Remarks: Oh man what a night. I didn't really know what to expect going into the venue. I had been sick for the past few days, but there was no way in hell I was gonna miss out on this concert. I pretty much came for Dream Theater. I knew of Opeth but I had never really listened to them all too much. On the other hand, I had never even heard of 3 or Between The Buried And Me. Mike Portnoy definitely knew what he was doing when he picked these bands because it ended up being a fantastic package. In the end, 3 and Between The Buried And Me both played for 30 minutes, Opeth played for an hour, and Dream Theater played for 90 minutes with short intermissions in between. The Paramount Theatre was real nice (except for the small seats and the $2 water, but whatever). …